Posts Tagged "sports"

Ryan: No (Bad) Pain and More Gain!

Ryan: No (Bad) Pain and More Gain!

No news is good news! Hi everyone, it’s me again. I am happy to report: there is nothing major to report! Workouts are on schedule and leg is almost 100%. I am able to play sports again (but warming up before and stretching after). It’s hard to stay on top of stretching, because standing still is impossible for me. But, I don’t want to get re-injured! Our team made it to the finals in baseball and lost by one run (this was a real heartbreaker). Our football team managed to finish the season without a win (frustrating, but expected). Playing ball-hockey Mondays and Thursdays for the winter! Jessica and I have stuck with the same strength-based workout regime,...

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New Video: Intro to Plyometrics (Jump Squat & Split Jumps)

New Video: Intro to Plyometrics (Jump Squat & Split Jumps)

These two moves blast fat, challenge the heart rate, deliver strength and speed together (power) and provide a ton of energy! Plyometrics are the key to a fun and efficient strength circuit. Add these two into yours as both a heart rate interval and a great lower body move.

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Ryan: Tough Mudder Complete!

Ryan: Tough Mudder Complete!

TOUGH MUDDER hoooorah! To steal a line from my new friend and fellow Mudder-er, Marek: “I am not goal-oriented, I am results-driven”. Jessica’s program delivered some serious results on race day! If you remember from my second post, I could barely keep up on a 5km run with Jordan when I started with Manning. I only went on a total of 3 runs this summer, but you wouldn’t have guessed that on the course. My cardio has come way further than even I was aware of! Haha. Jessica’s circuit system is grueling, but man-o-man it was effective in getting my cardio up to snuff. We kept a very solid clip throughout the race, I felt light on my feet (even for a big guy...

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Ryan: My Fourth Week with Manning

Ryan: My Fourth Week with Manning

More photos at the bottom. Two solid training sessions with Jessica in the gym last week. At first I was feeling like I had improved so well, because I wasn’t drenched in sweat like usual! But sure enough, we cranked up the intensity and the sweat started flowing almost immediately. Haha – so much for that! To say Jessica is observant of your body while you are working out is an understatement – she is damn well in tune with it. She says she listens to the body over the person’s voice, and she is not going to let you get away with half-assing it. Works great for me! You can’t fault this system – my shoulder continues to feel stronger...

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X-Weighted Asked Me…

X-Weighted Asked Me…

About nutrition for active children. A must-read for parents. Whether your children play sports or not, they will and must be active in some way. And even if they are not, it’s important to know what kinds of meals your child should be eating to encourage energy and proper growth. If you are NOT a parent, this nutritional guidance still applies to adults. Follow the link, and give it a read. X-Weighted Blog: Nutrition for Active Children

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